News & Events

Legal Services Center Job Opportunity: Grant Writer/Administrator

The Legal Services Center has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Grant Writer/Administrator. The Grant Writer/Administrator will help implement our strategic fundraising plan—which focuses on sustaining and growing our legal advocacy and clinical law teaching programs.  Through these programs, we represent low-income clients in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including consumer rights, housing, family […]

Student Lawyers Making an Impact on Family and Domestic Violence Cases

Students in the Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic manage all aspects of their cases. Under the supervision of Associate Director and Senior Clinical Instructor Nnena Odim, they conduct intake, provide advice, and represent clients in both Family and District Court in Massachusetts. They also draft pleadings, analyze discovery, negotiate with opposing counsel, and work […]

Diversity and Disability: How Disability Fits in to the Campus-wide Dialogue About Diversity

Julie McCormack, Director and Senior Clinical Instructor in the Disability Litigation and Benefits Advocacy Clinic, participated in a robust discussion on April 11th at Harvard Law School on “Diversity & Disability: How Disability Fits in to the Campus-wide Dialogue About Diversity.” Over seventy people attended the event which also included speakers Susan Lang, President and CEO […]

Student Contributes to People’s Law School

by Jewel Hand, J.D. ’15, Harvard Law School Recently, I was able to contribute to the Legal Services Center’s second annual People’s Law School. It is a unique day-long community outreach program designed to teach people their basic rights as borrowers, tenants, disabled citizens, and veterans, among many other things. Workshops throughout the day informed […]

McDonagh Named to Mayor Walsh Housing Task Force

Maureen E. McDonagh, Director of the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense/Housing Law Clinic has been named to a new task force convened by Mayor Martin J. Walsh set to take on a challenge that has stymied Boston’s leaders for years: how to create more housing for low- and middle-income residents in a city beset by soaring rents […]

LSC Student Receives 2014 Law Student Ethics Award

Legal Services Center student Shaina Wamsley J.D. ’14, Harvard Law School, received the 2014 Law Student Ethics Award from the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Re-Writing the Rules on Loans and Debit Cards

Toby Merrill, director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending, was selected as a negotiator by the Education Department as described in the Inside Higher Ed February 10, 2014 article “U.S. Selects Rules Panel for PLUS Loans, Debit Cards.” Toby was also mentioned in the February 12, 2014 MainStreet article “PLUS Loans, Campus Debit Card […]

Devanthéry Receives Award From Mass Lawyers Weekly

Julia Devanthéry, staff attorney for the Mattapan Initiative, was named one of the exceptional “Up & Coming” Lawyers in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Julia received the award on May 1, 2014 at the “Excellence in the Law” event. You can read more about Julia’s accomplishments and the other award recipients in the Excellence in the […]

Commonwealth Magazine: A check on bad student loan debt

Last year, federal education officials did something they almost never do: They wrote off more than $3 million in student loan debt belonging to nearly 500 students. Short of dying or paying them off, students almost never shed their college debt, even through bankruptcy. Yet the 500 students managed to convince the federal government that […]

Summer Interns Program

LSC is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Interns Program. Opportunities are available in several of LSC’s Clinics. The program will run from May 27-August 1, 2014 and is a full-time (35 hours per week) commitment. Summer intern positions are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships.